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Israel unblocks Gaza fuel, expands fishing – officials

Jun 28, 2019 - 9:07 PM

A source at the United Nations, which along with Egypt mediates between Israel and Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas, says Israel had agreed to ease these restrictions in exchange for calm

FUEL IN GAZA. A tanker delivers fuel at the Gaza power plant in Nuseirat, in the central Gaza Strip on October 9, 2018. File photo by Said Khatib/AFP

Israel reopens Gaza crossings as calm restored

May 12, 2019 - 3:45 PM

Both the Erez crossing for people and Kerem Shalom crossing for goods are open again, says an Israeli defense ministry unit official

CLOSURE. Hamas security forces stand guard at Erez border crossing into Israel, in Beit Hanun, in the northern Gaza Strip on March 26, 2017, after it was shut by the Islamist movement. Photo by Mahmud Hams/AFP

Trump says U.S. backs Israel '100%' over Gaza escalation

May 06, 2019 - 9:48 AM

Gaza Strip's health ministry says among those killed by Israel's retaliatory airstrikes were a pregnant woman and a four-month-old baby

VICTIMS. An injured Palestinian baby cries at a hospital in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza strip on May 5, 2019.  Photo by Anas Baba/AFP

Israeli jets target Gaza position after 'infiltration attempt'

Apr 09, 2018 - 12:57 PM

(UPDATED) The Israeli strike comes a day after suspects crossed the northern Gaza border fence, leaving 'explosive devices' that were found by the army

TENT PROTEST. Palestinians gather at the site of a tent protest on April 8, 2018, on the Israel-Gaza border east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Photo by Said Khatib/AFP

Ex-Gaza chief Haniya elected leader of Hamas

May 06, 2017 - 9:07 PM

Ismail Haniya a known pragmatist within the Hamas is expected to remain in the Gaza Strip unlike his predecessor

YAHYA SINWAR. This file photo taken on October 21, 2011 shows Hamas leader Ismail Haniya (L) and freed Palestinian prisoner Yahya Sinwar (R), a founder of Hamas' military wing, waving as supporters celebrate the release of hundreds of prisoners following a swap with captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in Khan Yunis, southern Gaza Strip. File photo by Said Khatib/AFP

Peace efforts gather pace as Gaza death toll soars

Jul 20, 2014 - 11:04 PM

Officials to hold ceasefire talks in an effort to end growing bloodshed

CHILDREN-VICTIMS. The Palestinian father of 4-year old Ghassim and 6-year-old Emad Elwan kisses the body of one of them during their funeral in the east of Gaza City, on July 19, 2014. Photo by Mohammed Saber/EPA

In Gaza, whatever the target, children often the victims

Jul 19, 2014 - 11:27 PM

Children should be protected from the violence and they should not be the victims of a conflict for which they have no responsibility says UNICEF s Catherine Weibel

CHILDREN-VICTIMS. The Palestinian father of 4-year old Ghassim and 6-year-old Emad Elwan kisses the body of one of them during their funeral in the east of Gaza City, on July 19, 2014. Photo by Mohammed Saber/EPA

Israel vows no let-up, Hamas defiant, as Gaza toll tops 125

Jul 12, 2014 - 10:30 PM

Both sides brush off international calls for a truce and Israel keeps up its buildup of troops and armor on the Gaza border in preparation for a possible ground invasion

WAR. Flames erupt from a building hit by an Israeli air strike on July 9, 2014 in Gaza City. Thomas Coex/AFP

Palestinians to consider 'all options' in response to Israel

Apr 25, 2014 - 12:24 AM

Chief Palestinian peace negotiator Saeb Erakat puts the blame for the failure of peace talks on Israel

Hamas says to privatize Gaza crossing

Feb 23, 2014 - 9:53 PM

The Gaza Strip s militant Hamas rulers have said they plan to let private contractors take over the running of the Palestinian territory s border crossings with Egypt and Israel

Clash looms between Israel and Gaza militants

Jan 25, 2014 - 11:40 AM

Israel recently targeted two of the group s militants for firing rockets at it Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to teach Gaza based militants a lesson

CLASH LOOMING. Blood stains are seen on the wall of a house at the site of an Israeli air strike in Beit Hanun, northern Gaza Strip, on January 22, 2014, which killed two Palestinian men including a member of Islamic Jihad militant group. Photo by Mohammed Abed/AFP

12 rockets hit Israel after truce

Nov 22, 2012 - 5:46 AM

12 rockets fired from the Gaza Strip hit Israel in the first hours that followed a ceasefire agreement